|National Basketball Association|
|◄ previous||2000/01 season||next ►|
|Duration||October 2000 - June 2001|
|Season games per team||82|
|Number of teams||29|
|Best record||San Antonio Spurs|
|Season MVP||Allen Iverson|
|Top scorer||Allen Iverson|
|Eastern - Champion||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Runner-up team||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Western - Champion||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Runner-up team||San Antonio Spurs|
|NBA champions||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Finals MVP||Shaquille O'Neal|
The 2000/01 NBA season marked the National Basketball Association's 55th season . A total of 29 teams took part in the regular season . Each team played 82 games. The eight best in each conference qualified for the NBA playoffs .
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the NBA Finals . They defended their NBA title from the previous year and were NBA champions for the thirteenth time.
- The Vancouver Grizzlies played their final season in Vancouver . From the 2001/02 season they played their home games in Memphis .
- The NBA All-Star Game took place at the MCI Center in Washington DC . The selection of the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 111-110. For MVP was Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers selected.
S = wins, N = defeats, PCT = percentage of wins, P = deficit on division leaders
The placements in the seed lists of the respective conference playoffs are listed in brackets.
Leading the player stats
|Points per game||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||31.1|
|Rebounds per game||Dikembe Mutombo||Atlanta Hawks||13.5|
|Assists per game||Jason Kidd||Phoenix Suns||9.8|
|Steals per game||Allen Iverson||Philadelphia 76ers||2.5|
|Blocks per game||Theo Ratliff||Philadelphia 76ers||3.7|
|Field throw quota||Shaquille O'Neal||Los Angeles Lakers||57.2%|
|Free throw rate||Reggie Miller||Indiana Pacers||92.8%|
|Three throw quota||Brent Barry||Seattle SuperSonics||47.2%|
The first play-off round was played in the best-of-five format. All other rounds were best-of-seven series.
|First round||Conference semifinals||Conference Finals||NBA finals|
2001 NBA Finals
|game||date||Home team||Away team||Result||was standing|
|1||6th of June||los Angeles||Philadelphia||101: 107 a.d.||0: 1|
|2||8th June||los Angeles||Philadelphia||98:89||1: 1|
|3||June 10th||Philadelphia||los Angeles||91:96||1: 2|
|4th||June 13th||Philadelphia||los Angeles||86: 100||1: 3|
|5||15th June||Philadelphia||los Angeles||96: 108||1: 4|
Shaquille O'Neal of the Lakers was named Finals MVP .